I'm playing with the beta of SDK 3. I really like the design of the Remote and very interested in developing a game or experiment with the gaming control.
But I can't find any reference or example of how to read the two buttons (A and B) or the acceleremeter. I'm more interested in the A and B buttons.
Are there/will there be option for us to write games for that remtote control.
And a but off topic:
I don't know the specifications of Roku 2 but it may be able to run a console emulator or something. Is there a way we can develope native applications?
That for the most part answers my ?. If there is no way to play my NES,SNES and MAME roms from usb or sd card there little point in buying a Roku 2. When i already have a nice working XDS
Importing ROMs could indeed be ported in using a USB reading channel however without a Emulator channel (or application) I'm not sure what good it would do being able to browse to the ROM. I personally would like to see a MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) channel that could access ROM's from USB or Micro SD card. As for the "legitimate platform" and the "Emulators and their use infringe on copyrights" comment posted earler, I would argue this. The same could be said for a media player that can access music or videos from USB that is currently available for Roku. Many game developers have released ROM's for MAME emulators for free.
If anyone thinks development of a MAME emulator is doable, enlighten me. I would love to use Roku like my 80's game console.